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The Rochester International Film Festival is produced and presented by Movies On A Shoestring, offering (4) distinct screenings each Spring at George Eastman Museum’s famed Dryden Theatre in Upstate NY.


Join us for our 62nd Festival June 11-13, 2020

Did you know that ours is one of the longest running short film festivals in the world? The Rochester International Film Festival spans three days each Spring, when we screen dozens of short films (<30 min.) for near-capacity crowds at George Eastman Museum’s famed Dryden Theatre. Our fest has been produced and presented by Movies On A Shoestring, Inc., since 1959. As a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we appreciate your support!

Need help preparing for the fest?

FILMMAKERS – For best results, please send a download link to or submit a physical copy of your film (by flash drive or NTSC Blu-ray) to us via U.S. Postal Service only: RIFF c/o MOAS, Inc. | P.O. Box 17746 | Rochester, NY 14617 | U.S.A.

QUESTIONS? Call (585) 210-8153, 7am-7pm EST


Contact us by email!

We look forward to your emails. We really do! To make your experience better, we’ve compiled a list of frequently requested Rochester International Film Festival email addresses. When making inquiries, it’s best to identify yourself in the Subject line as either a Filmmaker, Sponsor, Advertiser, Media Rep, etc. We thank you for your interest in (and support for) our short film festival.


Upcoming Festival & Volunteer Info:

Join our Mailing list!


General Inquiries:

Greg Langen, MOAS Board President


Filmmaker Relations:

Josephine Perini, Accommodations Coordinator

click HERE to email Josephine directly


Film Submissions & Follow-Up:

Donna Hooker, Submissions Coordinator (see SUBMISSIONS tab)


Film Critique Questions:

Bill Abrams, Critique Coordinator


Website Maintenance & Film Stills/Trailers:

Brian Moffitt, Webmaster


Advertising Opportunities:

Gail Underwood, Advertising Coordinator


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